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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the passing away of John Ewbank on December 2, in New York as a result of tragic complications following emergency abdominal surgery earlier in the year.

John, the architect of the Australian Climbing Grading System, was instrumental in putting up many iconic climbs in this country that one contributor refers to as;
The Blue Mountains, and indeed the whole country, is so peppered with Ewbank routes ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
4/11/2012 Wiz Fineron climbs a new hardest route at Arapiles
Wiz Fineron has capped off his Oz trip with the ... [ More ]
  
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3/04/2015
to 12/04/2015
EASTER: Point Perpendicular and Nowra Trip
Location: Nowra, NSW
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Point Perpendicular beckons a return with its chiselled white cliffs framed by its wild ocean below. Its a bona fide high sea drama settled amongst a military bomb testing reserve.
The trip will also present the opportunity to visit the sport cliffs at Nowra, particularly if Point Perpendicular is closed due to military activities.

The trip will look to hire a house which is comparable in cost to nearby camping, will do away with the need for camping equipment, ensure comfort in the case of wet weather conditions, and will provide an opportunity to have 3-4 persons per car sharing travel costs.
Accommodation at the house will be limited (8-10 persons), cost will be divided by occupants for the trip period (although the potential exists for time share) and places allocated on a first come first served basis on receipt of a deposit.

Suitable for experienced intermediates and advanced climbers.
Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place and accommodation. [ More ]
18/04/2015
to 19/04/2015
Black Ian's Rocks (TRIP FULL)
Location: Red Rock Rd, Black Range, Grampians
Leader: David Focken
Details: THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL!

The best crag in The Grampians to practise middle-grade finger, hand and fist jamming! Now with even more! Ramon Francis and his mates have added a significant number of new sport routes to this crag over the past few years.
Come along and test your skills - whatever your preference. Or come along and learn how to climb cracks.
Basic bush camping is available on-site giving one minute access to the cliff.
The crag has a sunny aspect perfect for Autumn climbing.
Please contact David, the Trip Leader, prior to the trip for more details.
Beginner numbers may be limited and the trip has a limit of 15 climbers. [ More ]
18/04/2015Off-Width Extravaganza at The You Yangs
Location: You Yangs, Northwest Outcrops and Surrounds
Leader: Mike Poore
Details: Come along and share Mike's off-width fetish for a day!
Have a great day out with like-minded climbers. Be prepared to throw your carcass at any number of 'classic' off-widths such as '1984'(18) or Santa's last Entry (20).
There are 5 off-widths to crawl into on the day. Once youve grovelled your way into and up those you can then move onto the many hand-plus sized cracks.
No specific skills required just an appreciation of off-widths and a willingness to 'get down and dirty'.

Please contact Mike before the trip to register your interest and to find out more details. [ More ]
23/05/2015Werribee Gorge
Location: Falcons Lookout, Werribee Gorge State Park
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Its that perfect time of year to visit the sun soaked cliffs at Falcons Lookout. Engage your fancy footwork, core and talons to scale 500 million years of geological history and then, if you feel so inclined, yell "yipeeee Im the king of the world!".
Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers.
Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place. [ More ]
5/06/2015
to 10/06/2015
Learn to Lead Course
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely.
Exclusive to VCC members
6 days qualified instruction
All equipment provided
A max 4 students per instructor.

What you will learn:
Lead climbing using natural protection
Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff
Multi-pitch considerations
Protecting the second.

Course pre-requisites:
You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors.
You must be a VCC member.

The cost:$625 per person including GST

Contact Michael, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. [ More ]


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